Gabriela PROSTEAN, Andrei HUTANU, Cristian VASAR, Stephan VOLKER


Todays Vehicle-Electronics or Automotive-Electronics engineering becomes increasingly complex due to rapidly changing customer expectations regarding comfort, convenience, safety and especially aftermarket driven communication features. Thus, to handle such variety of functions or requirements the development complexity is divided into several electronic control units (ECU) interconnected via automotive specific communication channels (i.e. CAN, MOST). This paper investigates automotive software development processes for a radionavigation or so-called infotainment unit. The research will mainly focus product requirement modifications on a fast-growing project, which generates the strong demand of evaluating and changing current applied implementation strategies and if they prove to be insufficient developing new tailored approaches.

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